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Footloose: Young Performers Production

UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 1 to 13 July 2014

Directed by Themi Venturas, the 14th annual PANSA Young Performers Production for this year isFootloose which comes to the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 1 to 13 July 2014, presented by PANSA (The Performing Arts Network of SA); the Department of Arts and Culture of the Province of KZN, and Rainbow: RCL Foods

Footloose tells the story of a tenacious and rebellious city teenager, Ren (played byRendani Mufamadi), who moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned by the conservative Rev Shaw Moore (played by Bradley Marshall) and the town council. Ren leads the young people of the town, including Rev Moore’s rebellious daughter Ariel, in a protest against the town’s banning of the annual dance.

The show will run at the UKZN Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 1 – 13 July. There are low price previews on Fri 27 at 7.30; Sat 28 at 2.30 and 7.30pm, and Sunday 29 at 2.30pm. The show opens formally on Tuesday 1 July. Booking is through Computicket outlets at Shoprite Checkers, by phone on 0861 915 8000 or online at  For block bookings of 10 or more, sold performances, and fundraisers / charity bookings please contact Ailsa Windsor of Going Places: 0832502690 or

For further enquiries please call PANSA KwaZulu Natal Regional Coordinator: Nelisa Mzimela. PANSA office Telephone: 031 2014750 or email:


Latin/Jazz duo Neil Gonselves and Demi Fernandez launch Latinfluence album

Dbn KZNSA Gallery, Glenwood: Friday 04 July

The performance at KZNSA Gallery is not only the official launch of the Latinfluence CD but also the first opportunity for audiences to enjoy a complete performance by Demi Fernandez and Neil Gonsalves in this duo format. To accommodate the acoustic and intimate nature of the performance, a grand piano is being especially hired for the performance in the gallery.

Flamenco guitarist Demi Fernandez and jazz pianist Neil Gonsalves have been colleagues as music teachers, initially at Technikon Natal and subsequently and currently at the University of KwaZulu Natal for 20 years. Their musical partnership is more recent though and grows out of a mutual admiration of each other’s musicianship and the need to develop a creative outlet that would explore, at least initially the orchestral potential of the guitar-piano duo format and the vast terrain of Latin music. Their debut CD recording, ‘Latinfluence’ is the first instalment of their duo.

This event is supported by Concerts SA and produced by iSupport Music Business. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms.  It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

Doors 6pm R60 Bookings: 031 201 9969


Markets Coming Up

Bulwer Morning Market

Bulwer Park: Sunday 6 July

It July Market time! Darryl Hofmann and his Whole Food team have put together a July morning good food and craft market involving fabulous food and family activities in Bulwer Park on Sunday 8 June from 9am until 2pm.

The focus will be on fresh and fabulous food. Hofmann has carefully chosen stall holders to create a deli-vibe – allowing visitors to purchase produce from the stalls, and assemble a meal picnic style.

There will be fun activities for the kids, and the children’s play area is operational. There will also be gift ideas, décor items, arts and crafts on sale.

For more info: Carrie 0768621547.


Essenwood Craft Market
Essenwood park: Every Sat: 9am – 2pm

The region’s foremost craft, art, treasures and collectables market takes place every Saturday morning under the trees a stone’s throw away from Musgrave Centre. In-between shopping, there is a comprehensive tea garden with an array of brunch and tea time delights, as well as children’s activities and a playground.

(Source – Publicity Matters)


Live – The Venue



Saturday, July 12 at 8:00pm

R30 gets you in
YES that’s correct only R30!!!
Doors open 8pm


Gateway – Fashion Show & Concert 4 July – Bookings at Computicket

Gateway VDJ 2014 | EVENT Info Desk Lift Vinyl



Book Launch – Monday 30 June at St Clements at 6pm.  Join for another book launch.

RSVP – 031-202-2511



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